Grateful Dead Live at Golden Hall - San Diego Community Concourse on 1982-02-20
They Love Each Other ->
C C Rider
Mama Tried ->
To Lay Me Down ->
Let It Grow
Franklin's Tower ->
Samson And Delilah
Big Railroad Blues
Playing In The Band ->
Black Peter ->
Around And Around ->
One More Saturday Night
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Nakamichi 300/CP4 -> Cassette Master -> SHN (shnid=23823) supplies:
Big Railroad Blues (0:00 - 0:09)
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Rango Keshavan for lending me his masters
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: Fantastic 5 stars
The Let It Grow is a smoking version along with the above mentioned TLMD and the Big R & R Blues starts slower then many other versions yet has that 2nd set we are in good form kick to it.
Could go on and on about this one and the night before. The little Jam at the end of playing in the Band sounds to me like Brent's "only a Fool" played in New Haven in 84 during spring tour.
Subject: Great show
The sound quality of the tape is good, but not great. Brent is conspicuously almost absent from the mix, and Jerry is way out front. This is easy to get used to as you can really hear/focus on everything Jerry is playing. I must say though that I prefer AUDs because you get more of a whole ensemble sound from the house PA mix. Brent had just switched from his very cool Dynoed Rhodes piano (see Dyno My Piano) to one of the early Yamaha electric pianos, similar to what Keith played in late '77 and exclusively in '78. Keith got a much better tone out of his, and Brent's playing typically falls flat during '82 as a result, even when his levels are right. Phil also began to use a series of throwaway basses in 1982 (Fender Jazz bass knock offs) that drained all of the punch out of his tone. But, regardless of my equipment bitching, '82 contains some damn fine music. Tune in.
Subject: Jerry On Left
This was the best of the five shows that week. To Lay Me Down into a scintillating Let It Grow, a totally engaging Franklin's and a very solid Baby Blue were the highlights. They did open the first set of Syracuse '78 with Franklin's Tower.(and I was at both, not to boast just saying)
Subject: Far from pedestrian!
Subject: Oh yeah Golden Hall
As I recall the opera was going on nearby, and an interesting blend of happy hippies meandering around the black tie crowd made for quite a sight.
I think it was this night too, when someone opened the emergency exits at the Hall during Jack Straw to let in a fairly large group of deadheads. All security could do was watch as these lucky souls without tickets got through the doors and disappeared into the crowd.
Subject: Playin' in the Band
Subject: Rango's Recordings Rock
Subject: I Concur With The Prior Reviewers
I rate this show a 5 stars because of the efforts of the taper, Rango Keshavan, who, in 1982, seemed to possess an uncanny ability of capturing the GD in all their splendor. I laud the supreme sacrifice he made to get this recording.
Otherwise, it seems to be a rather pedestrian performance by the band, bless their hearts. They sounded good even on an off night, and that's what we demanded when we purchased our ducats.
Initially, this recording is not up to the previous night's feast, but it is tasty. The reason being that the GD were just a little behind it at first on this particular evening.
Eventually the sound evens out and becomes a marauding mind meld. The last two-thirds of the show is a spellbinder -- going on and on -- torturing your very existence.
Rango recorded it just as it sounded. Remarkable, remarkable, remarkable!
mmm, mmm, mmm,
Subject: Opera Night
This venue was located in the performing arts center adjacent to the Opera Theater, and there was a big square between them. I forget which night, but on one of these nights in '82 there was an Opera playing at the same time and the juxtaposition of the Opera crowd with their gowns and tuxes etc mingling with the tie dye crowd is something I will never forget.
Subject: Rolling Thunder
Subject: This sounds great
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